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#1 Oct 26 2013 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
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I thought he was going to post call girls for every town in India. Smiley: eek
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#2 Oct 26 2013 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
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This has to be the least sophisticated spambot I've seen in here.
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#3 Oct 26 2013 at 12:22 PM Rating: Good
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I learned a lot about India today.
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#4 Oct 26 2013 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Are you shopping for a bride or just a fling?
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#5 Oct 26 2013 at 12:56 PM Rating: Excellent
Maybe I'd be more interested if they also offered tech support..
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#6 Oct 26 2013 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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No interest in ******* indian guys?
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#8 Oct 26 2013 at 1:13 PM Rating: Good
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No interest in @#%^ing indian guys?


No, not again.
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#9 Oct 26 2013 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
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That bad huh?
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#10 Oct 26 2013 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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That bad huh?


Smiley: nod
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#11 Oct 26 2013 at 1:55 PM Rating: Excellent
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By the way, if it's the same account doing the spamming, you don't really have to report every single thread. when we ban them they all go away, and then I Have to un report each thread from the alert queue.

This is the same guy that keeps spamming all the threads on fake ID's, UK based SEO and simialr. He has a huge pile of India based IP addresses to pull from, and he's on a schedule where usually all the admins are sleeping when he spams us. All the ISP's I've tried communicating with so far speak hindu, the FBI hasn't done anything related to the fake ID reports we;ve sent them so far, and he's not relying on prestaged accounts so I can't pre-ban them. I may see if we can extend some of the restrictions we have on new accounts generated out of existing known spammer regions. Possibly even a captcha for new account creation out of India or something along those lines. I dunno. The foriegn ones are the most difficult to kill offf permanently.
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#12 Oct 26 2013 at 2:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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he's on a schedule where usually all the admins are sleeping when he spams us.
Not if you make me admin.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#13 Oct 26 2013 at 5:35 PM Rating: Good
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Pumpkin Lörd Kaolian wrote:
By the way, if it's the same account doing the spamming, you don't really have to report every single thread. when we ban them they all go away, and then I Have to un report each thread from the alert queue.


Sorry, it was 1 PM and I was bored as ****.
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Pumpkin Lörd Kaolian wrote:
he's on a schedule where usually all the admins are sleeping when he spams us.
Not if you make me admin.
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#15 Oct 26 2013 at 8:11 PM Rating: Good
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You need an admin to work the night shift.

Seriously.
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#16 Oct 26 2013 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
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You need an admin to work the night shift that we can call 24/7 on a phone

Seriously.


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#17 Oct 26 2013 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
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#18 Oct 26 2013 at 9:32 PM Rating: Good
Did that earlier, now its time to post about things.
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#19 Oct 27 2013 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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Pumpkin Lörd Kaolian wrote:
he's on a schedule where usually all the admins are sleeping when he spams us.
Not if you make me admin.
I appreciate your support in my quest to downvote Xsarus rid this site of all spammers.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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#20 Oct 28 2013 at 4:03 AM Rating: Good
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Wowhead has call girl and kitchen spam every single day. We get about 10+ accounts and depending on who is around they can mange to post quite a few threads before being squashed. Thankfully a fairly new tool was introduced that makes it so once 5 people have reported the thread as spam it'll temporarily hide the content (and disable their posting privileges) until we can review it.

I take it from this thread that it doesn't happen as frequently here?
#21 Oct 28 2013 at 4:06 AM Rating: Good
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Not daily no, still too often though.
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#22 Oct 28 2013 at 4:07 AM Rating: Good
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Not daily no, still too often though.


Agreed. Even once, anywhere, is too often..

Edited, Oct 28th 2013 6:41am by sas148
#23 Oct 28 2013 at 6:22 AM Rating: Good
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Usually it's just one or two threads. This was the entire front page, lol.
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#24 Oct 28 2013 at 7:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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No, we get hit by huge amounts of spam every day. Most of it gets killed pretty quickly since all of the admins see the report notification. Thread spammers are more rare, but this one is particularly persistent. We get around 50-60 thread spams per day spread across the whole forum, probably another couple hundred in topic spam on a good day. Those are less visibly disruptive once we kill them though, so people don't notice them as often. The karma system and the report system actually work really well to minimize the spammer disruption, and the somewhat unique design of the forum limits the number of spammers we get to a degree. It's still a very post rich environment even if it isn't as active as it once was overall, so spammers see it as worth the effort to write a custom spam script apparently. We should feel special I guess.

On an average day between 5 and 25 accounts get banned by various admins over the course of a day.
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#25 Oct 28 2013 at 7:59 AM Rating: Good
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Huh. You guy don't do a bad job of getting rid of em then. Although the OoT has been kinda bad lately.
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#26 Oct 28 2013 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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I think it's kind of sad. I fail to see, at least in Wowhead's case, how anyone thinks spamming custom kitchen ads everyday on a gaming fan site is at all productive. Especially now when they aren't up nearly as long as before. We thought that with our new ban hammer tool they'd eventually stop bothering but unfortunately that hasn't been the case. We've only just been able to lessen their impact.
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Nice work, y'all.
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#29 Oct 28 2013 at 2:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think it's kind of sad. I fail to see, at least in Wowhead's case, how anyone thinks spamming custom kitchen ads everyday on a gaming fan site is at all productive. Especially now when they aren't up nearly as long as before. We thought that with our new ban hammer tool they'd eventually stop bothering but unfortunately that hasn't been the case. We've only just been able to lessen their impact.


I've never been able to stop the foriegn ones entirely. The domestic ones are easier to get shut off at the ISP level if they are idiots, or through alternative channels if they aren't. IP Tree and the user account triage tools let us chain kill spam accounts pretty quick, and find anything that someone made on a pre-staged basis. My favorite one was the time where some idiot managed to create 3,000+ user accounts for spamming, and we were able to ban every single one of them before he got a chance to use more than 3 or 4 of them because even though he used a proxy to spam, he used his clean IP to create them in the first place.

Anymore half of them get paid based on how many spam posts they make, without regard to how long the ads stay. The other half of the persistant ones are usually scammers looking for credit card info. For the ones that are legitimate companies in the ads, I usually send them a warning letter advising them to cease and desist before the formal better buisiness burro complaint (yeah I can't spell buearo or whatever the **** it is) etc. We very rarely get repeat spam from those, and I like to think we cost some SEO idiot person somewhere some money. But you run into a few every once in a while that are just really, really dense.

This guy will eventually get caught. He is hitting things too much with things illegal enough that the feds will eventually look into it. We're not the only gaming board he is hitting judging by a quick search of some of the repetitive text I see when I go looking for it, but the end isn't going to be for a while unfortunatly. Before they got shunted to forum 999 (spammer ****) there were about 800 topic spams in OOT during the past month. They like the multi gaming forum a bit more, but this one is the one they hit second most often. They largely leave the asylum alone. I don't know why. Link visibility maybe? Tech support, book forum and the other gaming main forums get most of the other spam, though there is a fair amount of trying to sneak ads in on the comment system items as well.

Average life expectancy of a spammed post around here is about 1 minute if you factor in the overnight ones and average it. The most successful spammers post between 2:00 am and 6:30 am pacific standard time. I expect this spammer to slow down some when we expand the anti-spam autoblocker to cover India, but I also don't think he is checking his results otherwise he would have given up already. Why risk the crime for no reward? which leads me to believe this spammer is an idiot, but one with enough technical knowledge to be a pain in the ***.
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#30 Oct 29 2013 at 10:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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I've never been able to stop the foriegn ones entirely.
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pay someone over there $5 to cut the phone line, problem solved.

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(yeah I can't spell buearo or whatever the **** it is)

Just say BBB, if someone doesn't understand then they suck at google.
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I happen to like the idea of a Better Business Burro.
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#33 Nov 06 2013 at 1:24 AM Rating: Good
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I've never been able to stop the foriegn ones entirely.
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pay someone over there $5 to cut the phone line, problem solved.


Just so you know, that's a euphemism.
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